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Deeping St James C.P. School

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Jimmy D's

Jimmy D’s Early Years Provision and Out of School Club.

Registered Charity number: 1093579.

OFSTED registration number: 253769.

Early Years Qualified Teacher: Alison Bradshaw              Telephone: 07762470865



Opening times:

9.00am – 12.00 midday and 12.00 -3.00pm. Term time only.

Lunch time: 12.00 – 1.00pm. This is prepared by our catering member of staff at an additional charge of £3.00 which includes a cold lunch. The £3.00 charge is made if this is not covered by your child’s funding.

Jimmy D’s Playgroup  was opened in September 2001. Although Jimmy D’s is independent we work closely with the Early Years team in school. The Jimmy D's Playgroup is registered for children aged between 2 years 6 months to the commencement of their Primary Education. We aim to equip all children with physical, emotional and social skills ready for starting school.  Planning for learning follows the National Curriculum, EYFS. Working to support children at each stage of their development.

Your child may be entitled to up to 30 hours funded child care which can be taken anytime Monday to Friday. If necessary, you can book extra hours to meet your requirements. These hours are charged in line with Lincolnshire funded hours. 

Out of School Club Manager: Trish Midgley                 Telephone: 07519708643

Opening times:

7.45 – 9.00am and 3.25 – 6.00pm term time.

 7.45am – 6.00pm school holidays.

Our Out of School Club was the first of its kind to open in Deeping St James on 5th January 1995.  A group of school Governors saw an increasing need for before and after school child care allowing parents to return to work knowing that their children are being looked after by trained, professional staff.  Within the Out of School Club we pride ourselves in offering a varied selection of games, sports, music and activities including multi-cultural activities.  All children who attend our school are welcome during term time and during the holidays children from other primary schools are welcomed.  We are registered for children aged between 4 years, up to and including the summer holiday after they have completed Year 6.

For both the Jimmy D's Playgroup  and Out of School Club we have various ways you can pay for your child care, cash, cheque, direct debit or child care vouchers. If we are not already set for your voucher provider we can do this very easily. 

Both of our settings are managed by a committee comprising of parents, school governors and staff. We always welcome new parents who wish to join our committee. Everyone has their own unique talents and skills to bring with them.

Our Annual General meeting is held every April.

Jimmy D's Playgroup and Out of School Club will have places to offer your child in September as the older children in each setting will have moved on to the next part of their education.  We also have places throughout the year, so please do contact us. 

If you wish to make use of either setting it is never too early to contact us to reserve a place for your child.

To contact us you can email the afterschool club:

Early years playgroup contact: 

or ring: 01778 382562 9.00am and 3.00pm Monday - Thursday.

We will be able to let you have up to date availability and pricing.